Wheat Germ Crackers: The 3 S (Salty, Sweet, or Savory)
Hi everybody :)
This is a first for me, in all the years I been baking, I never made crackers before! I don't know what took me so long to start, but now that I did; this wouldn't be the last time. I love baking cookies but it didn't occur to me to bake my own crackers until now. I seen some interesting crackers recipes on Pinterest too and even pinned some of them, so it still hard to believe.
This recipe comes from my collection of cookbooks. I thought it would be a great heart-healthy recipe to share because it contain wheat germ and oatmeal. I may be wrong....but I'm giving it a try anyway. So here we go...
Wheat Germ Crackers adapted Pure & Simple: Beta Sigma Phi
3 cups oatmeal (I used old-fashioned oatmeal)
1 cup wheat germ (I used toasted wheat germ)
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup water
Salt to taste
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix first 5 ingredients in bowl.
Mix in mixture of oil and water.
|Water & Oil|
|Water Added to Dry Ingredients|
Divide dough into 3 balls.
|Dough into 3 Balls|
Roll out each ball on cookie sheet. Cut into cracker size. Sprinkle with salt.
Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Yield: 48 crackers.
What I Did and/or Think:
I downsized the recipe to make half. I wanted to have a little fun with the recipe. I divided the dough into 3 balls as stated above. With the first ball; I sprinkled coarse salt on top of the crackers as stated.
The second ball I sprinkled the top of the crackers with cinnamon/sugar mixture and
for the third ball the top with Mrs. Dash Onion & Garlic Seasoning and Salad Supreme.
I used my heart-shape cookie cutter and bake them on my Silpat Baking Mat.
The dough was shiny because of the oil and was easy to work with after refrigerating for about 30 minutes.
Because of the oatmeal and the wheat germ the dough is brown already so be careful when baking them to avoid over-browning.
The taste: The crackers overall have a nutty crunchy taste. The salted crackers remind me of wheat thins and would go great with cream cheese spreads or chicken salads The cinnamon/sugar crackers had a lightly sweetened taste to it and would be great with peanut butter. The savory crackers had a nutty, onion, earthy taste and would be perfect for meat and cheese trays.
Although this goes without saying, but I'm going to say it anyway...y'all know what this recipe is....IT'S A REPEAT!
If you haven't made homemade crackers before, this is a easy recipe to try out. Don't put it off like I did :) Get in the kitchen NOW...HURRY and make some crackers! :D Have fun and experiment with the toppings, I would love to know what flavors you come up with.
ENJOY! Come again.....
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